Kevin’s Korner Official Newsletter of Division 4 Volume 1, Issue 2
Steinert, Ewing, Monroe, Hopewell Valley Central, Nottingham, Montgomery
Greetings from your Lieutenant Governor Hello everyone, With summer coming close to an end and the school year right around the corner, clubs should start preparing for the new service year. In this issue I will be discussing background information on Key Club itself as well as upcoming plans in the future. The major events coming up are Fall RTCs and Fall Rally so please spend time to read them!
Important Dates Fall RTCs—September 15, 21, 22 Fall Rally—October 13
The K-Family Hey guys I found it a great idea to take time to go in-depth on Key Club and what it really entails, although the read may seem boring, please take the time to read the information as it may affect your overall Key Club experience. Key Club is an organization in the Kiwanis family. The K-family is the divided as follows:
Adults Kiwanis International— Kiwanians around the globe have one common goal: To serve the children of the world. Kiwanis advocates this vision every day by providing opportunities to serve for every member of a community through Service Leadership Programs. Through these opportunities, youth and young adults around the world become competent, capable and compassionate leaders. Circle-K (For college students)— Circle K International (CKI) is the premiere university service organization in the world sponsored by Kiwanis International. With clubs on more than 550 campuses globally, programming is based upon the tenets of service, leadership, and fellowship. Aktion Club (For adults with disabilities) —Aktion Club members in more than 200 clubs in seven nations allow adults living with disabilities to develop initiative and leadership skills through hands-on service. These adults return to the community the benefits, help, and caring they have received.
Youth Key Club—US! A community service organization for high schoolers to be involved in. Builders Club (For middle school and junior high students)—Nearly 40, 000 middle and junior high students in 1,300 clubs in 18 nations contribute service to school and community while developing leadership and people skills. Builders Club members implement practical service-learning principals as they focus on supporting organizations that focus on the needs of children. Kiwanis Kids (For elementary school students) - Kiwanis Kids, with more than 36,000 members, is a service leadership program for primary school students. K-Kids provides students with opportunities to work together on service projects, develop leadership potential and create strong moral character.
What does this mean to me? So now you know that Key Club is not the only organization in the K-family and when Key Club ends, there will always be more community service organizations to participate in after high school!
YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES FUND Does your club has plans for big service project that may require a large sum of money? If so, apply for a Youth Opportunities Fund! The YOF is a grant that is given out by Key Club International. The money can be used for any service project your club wants to plan. Some Key Clubs have applied for YOF and received between $100- $2000. Some Clubs have used the money to build a playground, to buy books for an elementary school, etc. The possibilities are endless! If you and your officers are interested in applying for a YOF Grant please contact your Lieutenant Governor.
Divisional Council Meeting Divisional Council Meetings (DCM) are meetings where officers of various schools gather, get to know each other, and discuss all that is Key Club. There will be 5 DCMs throughout the service year and all officers are invited to attend. We will be having a DCM near the end of August. The minimum requirement for each Club is two officers so please try your best to bring another officer to attend. DCMs are fun, enjoyable, and it is a great way to learn more about the Division!
Divisional Council Meeting Cont. There will be a Divisional Council Meeting on August 30th, 2013 at Panera Bread, Nassau Park Boulevard, Princeton, NJ from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Officers should really look forward and attend this event as they will meet new people and get to learn more about our division and Key Club itself. Contact your lieutenant governor or club president if there are any questions.
Fall Regional Training Conferences Fall Regional Training Conferences (RTCs for short) are right around the corner! Officers shou1ld begin marking the dates on their calendars. Keep in mind it is mandatory to attend at least one RTC. I highly encourage attending more than one as they are fun, exciting, and a great way to meet people and to learn more Key Club. Spring RTCs were a success and I wish to see all your faces at Fall RTCs! The duration as well as the timings for each RTC will be announced soon! The Dates and Locations for Fall RTCs are as followed: North Date- September 22 Location— Livingston High school Address—30 Robert H Harp Dr Livingston Estimated time—1 hour drive Central Date - September 21 Location - MAST (Marine Academy of Science and Technology) Address—05 Mast Way, Highlands, NJ 07732 Estimated time - 1 hour drive South Date - September 15 Location - Burlington Township High School Address—610 Fountain Ave, Burlington Township, NJ 08016 Estimated time—22 minute drive (Estimated time calculated from the distance between Steinert High school and the location of the RTC
Fall Rally! Join the New Jersey District Key Club and hundreds of other Key Clubbers at the biggest event of the year—Fall Rally! At this fun, service filled day, Key Clubbers get the opportunity to show off their divisional spirit, service their community, support the Eliminate project, and ride all the roller coasters. This year, the theme for Fall Rally is Superheroes of Service! The morning of Fall Rally, Key Clubbers can learn more about Key Club and upcoming events, and they can see their lieutenant governors dressed up as superheroes. More importantly, the spirit stick will be awarded to the division with the most spirit during the rally in the morning. The day isn’t over after the rally. Once the rally is over, Key clubbers are free to go around the park and on the rides as they please. To each advisor’s discretion, Key Clubbers can even stay for Frightfest. Fall Rally is the first, but the biggest event of the new school year. So come to Fall Rally 2013 for the Superheroes of Service and to celebrate another year of fun and service!
Your LTG Kevin Huang Khuangltgdivision4 @gmail.com